65 Humility Quotes On Success In Life

These humility quotes will inspire you. Humility is freedom from pride or arrogance or a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging humility quotes, humility sayings, and humility proverbs.

Best Humility Quotes

  1. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  2. “The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  3. “The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.” ~ Vincent de Paul
  4. “What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

  5. “Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
  6. “If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers.” ~ Therese of Lisieux
  7. “Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.” ~ John J. McCloy
  8. “Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of self.” ~ T. S. Eliot

  9. “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” ~ Thomas Merton
  10. “Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” ~ John Wooden
  11. “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  12. “It is always the secure who are humble.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  13. “You can be in a crowd full of friends and be miserable because you’re alienated. The ego alienates.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  14. “It is almost impossible to overestimate the value of true humility and its power in the spiritual life. For the beginning of humility is the beginning of blessedness and the consummation of humility is the perfection of all joy. Humility contains in itself the answer to all the great problems of the life of the soul. It is the only key to faith, with which the spiritual life begins: for faith and humility are inseparable. In perfect humility, all selfishness disappears and your soul no longer lives for itself or in itself for God: and it is lost and submerged in Him and transformed into Him.” ~ Thomas Merton
  15. “What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.” ~ Monica Baldwin
  16. “A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.” ~ Dwight L. Moody

  17. “You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  18. “The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  19. “A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.” ~ James Keller
  20. “On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  21. “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ~ Saint Augustine
  22. “The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.” ~ Philip Yancey
  23. “There is no room for God in him who is full of himself.” ~ Martin Buber
  24. “People who are humble don’t talk too much; they listen.” ~ Frederick Lenz

  25. “The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life: In himself, nothing; In God, everything. He knows well that the world will never see him as God sees him and he has stopped caring.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  26. “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” ~ Andrew Murray , Pride and humility quotes
  27. “Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.” ~ Saint Augustine
  28. “I have learned that much of my spiritual progress does not come directly from God, but through my ability to humble myself and hear Him speak through imperfect people.” ~ Francis Frangipane

  29. “Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.” ~ William Safire
  30. “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.” ~ Andrew Murray
  31. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” ~ Confucius
  32. “The meek man will attain a place of soul rest. As he walks on in meekness he will be happy to let God defend him. The old struggle to defend himself is over. He has found the peace which meekness brings.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  33. “No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl
  34. “In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.” ~ Winston Churchill
  35. “A great man is always willing to be little.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. “We’d like to be humble…but what if no one notices?” ~ John Ortberg

  37. “When someone compliments you, listen, but don’t believe it. Praise or blame are immaterial. You know what you are.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  38. “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” ~ Saint Augustine
  39. “I believe that the first test of a great man is his humility. I don’t mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.” ~ John Ruskin
  40. “Humility exists only in those who are poor enough to see that they possess nothing of their own.” ~ Angela of Foligno

  41. “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  42. “What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos.” ~ Albert Einstein
  43. “There is something in humility which, strangely enough, exalts the heart, and something in pride which debases it.” ~ Saint Augustine
  44. “Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.” ~ Saint Augustine

  45. “It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.” ~ Thomas Huxley
  46. “Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
  47. “Let us watch against pride in every shape – pride of intellect, pride of wealth, pride of our own goodness. Nothing is so likely to keep a person out of heaven, and prevent them from seeing Christ, as pride. So long as we think we are something we shall never be saved. Let us pray for and cultivate humility; let us seek to know ourselves correctly, and to find out our place in the sight of a holy God.” ~ J. C. Ryle , Intellectual humility quotes
  48. “Humility is the foundation by which love manifests.” ~ Radhanath Swami

  49. “Our happiest times are those in which we forget ourselves, usually in being kind to someone else. That tiny moment of self-abdication is an act of true humility: the man who loses himself finds himself and finds his happiness.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  50. “Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  51. “A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  52. “Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

  53. “Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  54. “God measures people by the small dimensions of humility and not by the bigness of their achievements or the size of their capabilities.” ~ Billy Graham
  55. “Humility is no substitute for a good personality.” ~ Fran Lebowitz
  56. “Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.” ~ Jonathan Swift

  57. “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  58. “It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.” ~ Bernard of Clairvaux
  59. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.” ~ Rick Warren
  60. “Humility is not weakness; it is the epitome of strength. Humility moves a person away from human, personal weakness and limitation into divine expression, strength, and expansion.” ~ Donald Curtis

  61. “I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.” ~ John Ruskin
  62. “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  63. “One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause.” ~ Robert Breault
  64. “Without humility, there can be no humanity.” ~ John Buchan

  65. “Humility doesn’t mean hiding in the corner and pretending you are not strong. Humility means to be what you are.” ~ Frederick Lenz

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